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Webber admits regrets about Armstrong friendship

Puzzled by how the American could continually appear 'clean' in a sport addled with the use of banned substances, Webber says he felt Armstrong needed to confess to any wrongdoing two years ago, but their mutual friends always insisted that he was unlikely to do so.

“The word 'defiant' always seemed to crop up,” Webber noted, “Armstrong was defiant all the way; he believed he was clean. That was still evident in the interview he gave to Oprah Winfrey. He admitted he was a doper, but still didn't see it as cheating.

“I think what's staggering to everyone is the amount of people he was prepared to take out on the way up - people who were morally on the right side of the bridge. He wasn't worried about the ramifications and the position he may have put these people in - it was all about 'Planet Lance'.”


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Taz

January 30, 2013 3:34 PM
Last Edited 441 days ago

@JJJ Lance Armstrong is a disgrace and with the help of his powerful chat show chum somehow managed to portray himself as a victim and showed no humility or contrition for what he's done. He also employed the most aggressive tactics to destroy those who sought to expose him as a cheat. He's admitted so much and seemed to show no guilt for the damage he's done to the sport that gave him so much. He is an awful human being (in my opinion). Don't try and tar Mark with the same brush, he's one of the good guys in the paddock.

Mark _

January 30, 2013 10:24 PM

@prof-x - I think most of us can forgive the doping given that that was the culture of cycling during this era. What people don't forgive is the lying and the way that Lance went after those who had the courage to tell the truth. He surely deserves everything that is happening to him now.



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